You are expected to extend the functionality of parametric BIM, using Revit Dynamo (Visual Programming) to pass parameters between different families and/or between the project and the families. This project can be built based on Project 1, with improvement of existing models, and new design, data, content, and/or methods added. You can also choose to build this project on another building design/model of your own, instead of Project 1.
Your tasks include:
1. BIM and Visual Programming Tutorials (15
Complete all the exercises assigned for the second phase. Follow the
deadlines and submission procedures for each exercise. The completeness
of the tutorials and on time submission
will count toward part of the final grade of this project.
2. Parametric BIM through Visual Programming (45 pts). Develop your BIM Dynoma application using the techniques we have studied in the course. You may improve your Project 1 to implement new ideas.
Based on Dynamo methods and samples, develop your own parametric model, using Dynamo to pass parameters and calculations between different families and/or project and families. Think creatively how you can use project parameters to control family parameters or behaviors. This way you will be able to realize significant parametric modeling driven by physical or aesthetic parameters.
2.1. Add additional database to drive your parametric modeling, e.g. real sun path or weather data for driving interior lighting, window size, curtain panel design, etc..
2.2. Improve your parametric modeling by passing parameters among multiple (2 or more) families. For example, floor plan size to roof size and associated wall layout, roof/wall angle to ornament angle. Utilize Dynamo's math functions, loops, and conditional statements (much more powerful than Revit's built-in formula functions), to do a good calculation that may be based on research of building code (fire egress, energy, etc.)
2.3. Automatically assign appropriate size of well defined hosted families according to the hosts' (e.g. a room) size.
2.4. Use building functions (usage) as driving parameters to change the building configuration.
2.5. Use a single project parameter to control multiple families.
2.6. Create artistic patterns for the building facade.
2.7. Other applications (think creatively).
3. Document your project (20 pts). Save screenshots of the Revit
models and data display, including Revit views, database table views, and running process, etc.
Publish the documentation on your blog.
In addition , you are expected to create a movie (up to 4 minutes in length) by capturing your computer screen that demonstrates your building model, parametric model, interaction between the building project and families, with your voice over as narrative. You can use Zoom's screen sharing and recording, or Camtasia (about $15) or other software to make and edit the movie. Upload the movie to your Blog (directly or through embedding Youtube, Vimeo, etc. Make sure the video quality is high).
Suggested resolution: 1024x768 or 1280x960 pixels. Suggested format: Flash (in a web page), MP4, WMV. Clear images and sound are expected.
Here's instruction about posting videos on Blogger
4. Final presentation (10
Please make sure your High Quality movie on your blog is ready to be played before we start the presentation.
Please also submit your movie with other files to Canvas.
Project submission includes the following four items.
5.1 Application submission to Canvas.tamu.edu
|Project folder name
|Files in the folder
||Revit models, images, Dynamo files, screenshots of the Revit
model and Dynamo graph display, databases, instructions about how to run your application, presentation movie, etc., organized into good a folder structure.
|File to submit
ARCH653->Content->Project 2 Final
5.2. Submission to the Web
Create a web blog page containing your Final Project
description, screenshots, presentation movie, and links to other pages. Your name and "ARCH653
Final Project" should appear on your blog page. Check the following
page and click your project2 thumbnail to confirm that the link is pointing
to your blog.
||Your Blog page on Blogger.com
|Items on the page
3. Presentation movie
Embed images and the movie into the text, and make the images clickable to show the images in their original size.
5.3 Submission of your project thumbnail to Canvas: https://canvas.tamu.edu
Create a 160x120 pixel thumbnail image based on your exterior
rendering. Save it as Project2_YourFirstname_YourLastname.jpg, and upload it
The thumbnail will appear on the following page after it is uploaded by the instructor:
Finally, check your web page and links
Make sure everything works by the due time. (Thumbnails will be displayed before the presentation).